- Dusk is defined as the time of day when it is defined as just starting to get dark.
An example of dusk is around 7 p.m. in the summer.
A beach at dusk.Licensed from iStockPhoto
Origin: Middle English by metathesis ; from Old English dox, dark-colored: for Indo-European base see dun
- the time of evening when it is beginning to get dark; dim part of twilight
- gloom; dusky quality
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Origin: From Middle English, dark, alteration of Old English dox.